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by Barrie Heaton
07 Dec 2016, 21:23
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha G7, Built in 1960's
Replies: 5
Views: 5523

Re: Yamaha G7, Built in 1960's

Ask yourself this would you buy a car of a driving instructor

The piano has probably been played to death

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
02 Nov 2016, 19:32
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Frequencies
Replies: 19
Views: 10030

Re: Frequencies

Colin Nicholson wrote:at college, we used to use about 3 tuning forks between 6 of us.... had to wrap handle in masking tape, so we didn't catch their disease

yuck not good at least we got our own T hammer, Lever, wedge and fork form day one

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
01 Nov 2016, 20:53
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Frequencies
Replies: 19
Views: 10030

Re: Frequencies

To tune with one, strike it on your knee (ouch!) - then put the 'handle' of the fork between your teeth ....and after 30 years you'll have a corner worn off your front tooth! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I use the chrome fork. but I do have an digital fork as I have some teacher who want me to use there man...
by Barrie Heaton
23 Sep 2016, 09:29
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Bentley beginnings
Replies: 4
Views: 2290

Re: Bentley beginnings

from David The Bentley name and the first Bentley, an overstrung, were introduced in 1930 and Bentley was registered as a company. Although, perhaps curiously, Bentley continued to be sold by The Stroud Piano Co. Ltd. into the 1960s, when rationalisation of this aspect was then carried out. My grand...
by Barrie Heaton
20 Sep 2016, 14:43
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Bentley beginnings
Replies: 4
Views: 2290

Re: Bentley beginnings

Sorry, I obviously didn't make myself understood. In 1930 The Stroud Piano Co. became known as Bentley. Who made Bentley pianos in 1911? it would be Grover & Grover who would have made the Bentley piano model. I will see if I can dig out David Grover Email address it will be on my old computer he c...
by Barrie Heaton
19 Sep 2016, 20:47
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Bentley beginnings
Replies: 4
Views: 2290

Re: Bentley beginnings

I have been reading your page about Bentleys http://www.piano-tuners.org/history/bentley-pianos/ and wondered if anyone can help with a puzzle. You say that Stroud began using the Bentley name in 1930, but who was using it before? The Bentley name or Stroud name. if Bentley, then Grover & Grover th...
by Barrie Heaton
19 Sep 2016, 20:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha M108 30yrs or C108 10yrs old?
Replies: 2
Views: 4975

Re: Yamaha M108 30yrs or C108 10yrs old?

Yamaha M108 Made in Japan
Yamaha C108 Made in China
Need I say any more. However, with all second-hand pianos, it depends on how well they have been looked after.

Get a tuner to look at them

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
14 Sep 2016, 16:15
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Looking after your instrument in the heat
Replies: 3
Views: 5561

Re: Looking after your instrument in the heat

Hi Levi

you need to protect the room at that level a full climate control system I am sure there are lots of companies in AU who will sell you a reasonable system

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
09 Sep 2016, 20:12
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: T Hammer or Tuning Lever Poll?
Replies: 4
Views: 5467

Re: T Hammer or Tuning Lever Poll?

We had to use them at college if tuning an over damper. I still have a few in the workshop but would never dream to use one on a knight I would not like to tune a modern piano with my old Steinway leaver never mind a T

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
26 Aug 2016, 19:34
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha C3 XA tuning problems
Replies: 3
Views: 6092

Re: Yamaha C3 XA tuning problems

one more question

on the 3 string unison notes that are going out of tune . the string that is going out, is it the left-hand side string or the right-hand side string


Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
19 Aug 2016, 19:24
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Frequencies
Replies: 19
Views: 10030

Re: Frequencies

Lastly, Why does my yamaha serial number not check on any of the check websites. I was told the piano was new and I was hoping to check that. Would Milton Keynes know? Yamaha UK did publish up to date numbers, However, some retailers had pianos on the shop floor for 2 years or more and still do. So...
by Barrie Heaton
13 Aug 2016, 09:58
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Bluthner 1890s Upright Dampers
Replies: 23
Views: 11146

Re: Bluthner 1890s Upright Dampers

Handmade strings were round and still are with some makers. Ken Rusell who use to make mine where Hexacore unless you told him not to use which I did. Moden Robot made strings tend to have a crimped end start or full Hexacore to help hem get started. but I am with Vernon some of the old strings are ...
by Barrie Heaton
07 Aug 2016, 12:02
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Verner Lassen 1853-1883
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

Re: Verner Lassen 1853-1883

Very nice looking piano. However, we can not put a value on a piano without seeing it and pianos of that age are more difficult as they are a collectors piece.

I have moved this to the history section, Bill may be able to tell you something about its history

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
29 Jun 2016, 17:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: W Hoffman pianos
Replies: 3
Views: 4837

Re: W Hoffman pianos

Mikey101 wrote:Thanks Barrie,

The piano now has pride of place in our lounge and sound beautiful.
Enjoy

leave it for 4 weeks then get it tuned

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
23 Jun 2016, 18:44
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: DIY pitch raise by a semitone - good idea?
Replies: 3
Views: 2806

Re: DIY pitch raise by a semitone - good idea?

hessodreamy wrote:I'v

I could gradually bring the whole piano up to pitch over a couple of weeks, continually adjusting until it's about right. Then I could get a pro in to fine tune.

Would this work? Would it harm the piano?
Doing bit by bit is the worst way of doing it

up in one go is the best
by Barrie Heaton
21 Jun 2016, 17:13
Forum: Internet Scams Fraud
Topic: inteernet scam d_mcdonald39@aol.com
Replies: 0
Views: 2363

inteernet scam d_mcdonald39@aol.com

David Mcdonald has sent the following message to you: -------------------- Hello, I came across your ad and I'll like to know the following questions regarding the ad. Q#1. How long have you owned it? Q#2. a) Have you owned it from new? b) If not how many previous owner? Q#3.Why are you selling it? ...
by Barrie Heaton
11 Jun 2016, 10:59
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Can upright piano High Notes be made more musical?
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: Can upright piano High Notes be made more musical?

In fact the whine sound on those strings was caused by the hammers contacting separate strings a fraction early or later than their neighbours . I cured it myself by holding the hammer against the string and drawing a slip of sandpaper over the felt hammer. it was a quick way to cure it . Normally ...
by Barrie Heaton
03 Jun 2016, 19:11
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Heard of Volkner piano? Any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 3348

Re: Heard of Volkner piano? Any good?

Never come across one who is selling them

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
03 Jun 2016, 19:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: W Hoffman pianos
Replies: 3
Views: 4837

Re: W Hoffman pianos

Not worked on a lot of W Hoffman but the ones I have are nice pianos
Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
02 Jun 2016, 18:46
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: So Broadwood lives on!?
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: So Broadwood lives on!?

I've been emailing Cavendish of late and the MD in his tag line has broad wood pianos website. As far as I can see Cavendish make Broadwood pianos for them as the sales and manufacture is at Cavendish's address. I might be wrong though! http://www.broadwoodpianos.com/ That is Cavendish version of t...
by Barrie Heaton
02 Jun 2016, 18:39
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Can upright piano High Notes be made more musical?
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: Can upright piano High Notes be made more musical?

you can dope the top hammers to make them sound brighter. However, they may just need refacing

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
20 May 2016, 19:43
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Blind Piano Tuner at my Primary School
Replies: 1
Views: 1485

Re: Blind Piano Tuner at my Primary School

You know the saying "I fear no-one, As I was Educated by Nuns"

I felt the wrath of the nuns, lots of times, they did like the strap or a ruler on the back of the hand


Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
17 May 2016, 18:38
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Double Striking Hammers
Replies: 13
Views: 3851

Re: Double Striking Hammers

A whole day?! I may have to approach the blind man for advice. Problem is, he only advertises himself as a tuner. The tuner connected to the dealer advertises as a Tech, and these are the only 2 I know of locally. I cant help but feel this technician is protecting the dealer in not being honest wit...
by Barrie Heaton
16 May 2016, 22:32
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Double Striking Hammers
Replies: 13
Views: 3851

Re: Double Striking Hammers

Yamaha B1 are made in Indonesian and are not always set up that well. Also, some shops buy them un-prep to save money then don't do the work on the piano they are meant to before sending them out. Double Striking Hammers can be caused by many things. The main one is lost motion this causes the hamme...
by Barrie Heaton
14 May 2016, 13:37
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Broadwood piano festival 5 and 6 June 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 1621

Broadwood piano festival 5 and 6 June 2016

5 and 6 June 2016 10am till 10pm
Lythe Village Hall,
High Street, Lythe,
Whitby, YO21 3RT
Near Whitby

* Exhibitions
* Music
* Stalls
* Demonstrations
* Evening Concert
* Cafe

Come and playQueen Vitoria's piano
More info 07770772233
by Barrie Heaton
07 May 2016, 19:12
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Mahler; Lindner in disguise?
Replies: 38
Views: 12903

Re: Mahler; Lindner in disguise?

The other nice thing was reverse tuning pins so when you put a new string on you knocked the pin to the frame it lifted the coils and when you pulled it up the coil came away from the frame all nice and need
by Barrie Heaton
20 Apr 2016, 20:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Mahler; Lindner in disguise?
Replies: 38
Views: 12903

Re: Mahler; Lindner in disguise?

Arlington wrote:Hahahah. Thanks for the response

Go to quick links "piano Parts" and there is a link to Vernons website where you can buy the bits you need
by Barrie Heaton
18 Apr 2016, 22:08
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano key
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Re: Piano key

Hi there Does anyone know if there's a place on the web/out there that sells keys to lock up a piano? I have inherited a piano, which has a lock, but no key. It's a spencer piano. Oldish..... It would be nice to be able to lock it when annoying children are about!! See quick links to the left "Pian...
by Barrie Heaton
17 Apr 2016, 16:44
Forum: Internet Scams Fraud
Topic: inteernet scam Misty.Levesque@mail.com
Replies: 0
Views: 2030

inteernet scam Misty.Levesque@mail.com

Good day, Am mailing in regards of your item advert. I would really appreciate it if you can mail me the Present condition, Asking price and more so if recent Pictures is available for viewing. How long have you own the item ABOVE and why are you selling it?. You will be receiving a payment under co...
by Barrie Heaton
17 Apr 2016, 16:34
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Mahler; Lindner in disguise?
Replies: 38
Views: 12903

Re: Mahler; Lindner in disguise?

vernon is the man he filled that cardboard box up with parts that he use to live in

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
13 Apr 2016, 19:49
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Mahler; Lindner in disguise?
Replies: 38
Views: 12903

Re: Mahler; Lindner in disguise?

Gill the Piano wrote:That's the one...being chased by a Lindner then realising you're running towards an Eavestaff mini...
Nasty :arrow:
by Barrie Heaton
12 Apr 2016, 19:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Mahler; Lindner in disguise?
Replies: 38
Views: 12903

Re: Mahler; Lindner in disguise?

. When I opened the top lid and started to dismantle, I felt as though I might have seen "something like this" before, and if I did, it would have been a very long time ago, in the puberty phase, no, infancy or even embryonic, to be more precise, of my professional life. You might just have dreamt ...
by Barrie Heaton
11 Apr 2016, 19:22
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Correct glue to fix new key covers
Replies: 5
Views: 4237

Re: Correct glue to fix new key covers

The other possibility for gluing keytops on is to use contact cement, which is something I have used, but I much prefer the PVC-E glue. We can ship the PVC-E glue to customers in the UK. The only items we can't ship internationally is the Protek lubricants. We can get Protek lubricants in the UK fr...
by Barrie Heaton
10 Apr 2016, 11:44
Forum: Internet Scams Fraud
Topic: inteernet scam charleswoodrow727@yahoo.com
Replies: 0
Views: 1843

inteernet scam charleswoodrow727@yahoo.com

charles woodrow has sent the following message to you: > > -------------------- > Good day, > I saw your item from site,which you placed on advert for sale. I am > interested in buying the item. I will like to know if it is still > available for sale and it's working condition. Last price?, My mode ...
by Barrie Heaton
17 Mar 2016, 21:20
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Who's listening Billy Joel?
Replies: 14
Views: 4149

Re: Who's listening Billy Joel?

During formal dinners are lounge suits acceptable or do the men have to wear dinner jackets ? Can the women wear trouser suits ? lounge suits are acceptable and women can wear what they want on Princes, PO Royal Carb ... there are some cruse lines have smart casual all the time no formal dinners no...
by Barrie Heaton
16 Mar 2016, 18:09
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Who's listening Billy Joel?
Replies: 14
Views: 4149

Re: Who's listening Billy Joel?

I couldn't go on a cruise - you have to dress posh in the evenings! :lol: Na you don't have to A lot of Americans go on cruise ship and their idea of dressing up is a T shirt with no holds in it. We go with Princes a lot we have just book our 2017 one there will be only 3 formal night but if you do...
by Barrie Heaton
16 Mar 2016, 17:08
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Who's listening Billy Joel?
Replies: 14
Views: 4149

Re: Who's listening Billy Joel?

Gill the Piano wrote:Piano Man...Always A Woman.... hard to choose, the man's a genius and never wrote the same song twice, unlike some !
if you go a Cruse they do a big floor show based on the piano Mann

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
11 Mar 2016, 21:28
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Spam spam spam!
Replies: 4
Views: 2013

Re: Spam spam spam!

A non-technical answer would be the posts are sent through some kind, obliging person before getting anywhere near the forum. :D They are called moderators which you are one of them All new post to the forum have to be approved buy one of the moderators until that person has posted 3 items, then th...
by Barrie Heaton
11 Mar 2016, 20:16
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Spam spam spam!
Replies: 4
Views: 2013

Re: Spam spam spam!

Yes is getting very Boring I have just deleted 85 I keep changing the Q & A but the the robots are getting very clever

I am thinking of downsizing the forum to just 2 sections
Piano History / Advice

and

Idle Chitchat

the rest would be deleted


Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
01 Mar 2016, 22:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What a complete and utter twallock
Replies: 49
Views: 18318

Re: What a complete and utter twallock

Colin Nicholson wrote:Must agree.... someone's cheese has slid off their cracker !
Mental issues?
was there some cheese there in the first place

Sadly some poor sod will bite we have all been out to the Ebay rip offs

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
28 Feb 2016, 19:36
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: So Broadwood lives on!?
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: So Broadwood lives on!?

As I understand Cavandish make Broadwoods for the export market and Broadwood make the pianos for the UK market as Broadwood have also moved up north to Yorkshire that may have changed.
http://www.broadwood.co.uk/


Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
15 Feb 2016, 18:50
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Polyester repair question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2755

Re: Polyester repair question.

For me as you like the tone and touch of the one you have got I would go for the repair, if not happy then you can ask for a replacement As to the one that comes direct from the factory it may not be to your liking unless you are going to look at it first

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
14 Feb 2016, 12:56
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Polyester repair question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2755

Re: Polyester repair question.

Pianos are big and a pain to move the best of the removal company's will mark a piano at some time. Black polyester is one of the easiest ones to repair chipped edges sometimes can be tricky and a few visits need to be made to make it invisible but once done you can't tell and lasts as long as the p...
by Barrie Heaton
12 Feb 2016, 18:46
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano purchase and action/regulation question.
Replies: 7
Views: 2698

Re: Piano purchase and action/regulation question.

The Haessler H124 can be regulated to a nice level which should meat your needs
Sticking notes is not uncommon on new pianos, the best of them can have problems in the first year


Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
17 Jan 2016, 18:39
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Keeping a piano in a van - mobile piano teacher!
Replies: 4
Views: 1581

Re: Keeping a piano in a van - mobile piano teacher!

you would need some humidity control and the piano would have to be semi permanently fixed to the side of the van so you don't have to strap it up each time you move Windows are not needed they will just give you a problem with condensation and sound How will you power your lights and heating in win...
by Barrie Heaton
02 Jan 2016, 23:50
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 6477

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

its a Kemble Classic popular in the north of England as they fitted between the chimney Brest and outside wall of most ter houses, they stopped making them in the 90 when Herberger brooks stopped making the 85 mote action, as Kembles used Yamaha Actions and they did not do an 85 note action Serial n...
by Barrie Heaton
24 Nov 2015, 22:59
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Costa action
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Re: Costa action

David Johnson wrote:Can anyone out there help me source a costa jackspring and loop action that I can raid for spares. Thank you in anticipation.

if Grand action what parts do you want if not sure a photo
and how many springa do you want

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
07 Nov 2015, 09:09
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Planning on a new Kawai K-15e - some advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Re: Planning on a new Kawai K-15e - some advice please

British Blue Cat wrote:I ended up getting a Kawai CS10, the best choice for my family.



Freddie

Enjoy your new piano and look after it

Barrie